15 Mysterious Things That Completely Confuse Everyone Around

6 months ago

In the course of our daily routines, we encounter peculiar, unexplained phenomena. These enigmatic discoveries might leave us a bit bewildered, but luckily, the vast online community is filled with knowledgeable individuals always eager to offer the right explanations, putting our minds at ease.

“Green balls found in toilet paper. It was only one roll, and they fell out as the roll was unraveled.”

Answer: You know the dowel part of a toilet paper holder? These used to be plastic ones full of vents, kind of like old-lady hair curlers, and they were full of these potpourri beads.

“Two red and blue ‘patches’ titled ‘Came the yawn’ and ‘One eye closed here’.”

Answer: Bookmarks! Put them over the corner of the page, words facing the page you’re on, to mark your spot

’’What is this chain mail partial glove?’’

Answer: It’s a vintage glove used for fishing/boning/filleting.

’’I found this in an old cabinet, made entirely of glass with narrowing holes all the way through.’’

Answer: It’s a flower frog, used to hold a flower arrangement in a vase. Made obsolete by foam and gels.

’’What’s this weird glass ball, suspended by screws, in a metal frame, bronze or gold color in appearance?’’

Answer: It is a Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorder. You place a strip of card into one set of grooves in the piece that curves behind the sphere, point the opposite side of the sphere towards the equator, and the sphere will focus the sunlight to burn a track on the card. The card has hours marked, and more the card is burnt, the brighter the sunlight was.

’’This ring was buried in my garden. After cleaning it, I saw that it doesn’t look like an ordinary ring. Any ideas?’’

Answer: This is heartbreaking. The ring is worn as a mourning ring. It’s a Georgian/early Victorian ring whose initials belong to the lost loved one. They were typically made from gold (18k+) and enameled in black. It looks like yours was made around the 1820s-40s.

’’What is this glass object? It’s fairly heavy, has no markings, and a very narrow hole on top.’’

Answer: It’s an oil candle.

’’I found this stainless-steel object when cleaning out a lab space. Has an “H” in a diamond stamp.’’

Answer: It’s a glass tube cutter! I used it many times in chemistry lab.

’’What are these random glass pieces with no identifiable marks?’’

Answer: A lot of glassblowers turn their left-over bits into paperweights for sale, which is what these look like to me.

’’What is this solid metal object in the wall next to the door? It’s located in an old house.’’

Answer: It’s a door bell.

’’What’s this thick round wooden stick with a cylindrical structure on one end?’’

Answer: Possibly used with a Singing Bell. You rub the stick lightly around the edge and the bell starts vibrating. You might have seen the same effect with glasses.

’’What’s this insanely heavy glass with bubbles inside? The inscription says 1978.’’

Answer: Looks like a paperweight used to keep stacks of papers from blowing off of the desk if there is a breeze. They are mostly used as decorations now.

’’This thing is made of leather, and about 15″ in length. Any ideas?’’

Answer: It looks like a decorative tassel from a purse.

’’What’s this three-legged stool with a very narrow back, does it serve a specific purpose?’’

Answer: It’s a milking stool, 3-legged birthing style spinning chair. So basically, no special use.

“Why is this toilet shaped like this?”

Answer: It’s for holding a bedpan vertically, so that it can be cleaned out after use. The water pipe on the back of the toilet will have a fold-out sprayer for this purpose.

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